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CORRECTED: Glouster Water and Electric Customers Pay Bills, Avoid Shutoffs

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CORRECTION: This updated version corrects a report from Monday, March 23 that indicated a shut off had occurred. The Village of Glouster stated the correct information is customers who faced shut offs paid their bills before Monday’s scheduled shut offs and no shut offs occured. GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) — All customers of Glouster Water and… Read More

A customer removes her purchases at a Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Kroger Adds Special Shopping Hours for High-Risk Customers in W. Va. and Parts of Ohio

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ROANOKE, Va. (WOUB) — Kroger stores in most of West Virginia and parts of eastern Ohio will have designated shopping hours for seniors and other customers at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Region said these hours will be from 7:00-8:00 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning March 24. This is… Read More

Old Man's Cave, located in Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Co. Health Commissioner Orders all Cabins, Lodges Closed

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HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — Cabin and lodge rentals in the the county that hosts Hocking Hills State Park will be closed as a precaution to the coronavirus pandemic. Hocking County Health Commissioner Dr. Douglas S. Fisher ordered all cabin and lodge rentals closed as of Monday night for public health reasons. This applies to… Read More

Somewhere South host Vivian Howard

“Somewhere South” – A New Series with Chef Vivian Howard, Begins Friday, March 27 at 9 pm


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PBS Announces SOMEWHERE SOUTH, A New Series with Award-Winning Television Host and Chef Vivian Howard The six-part series delves into the people and dishes defining the New American South Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Vivian Howard, who previously hosted the award-winning series A CHEF’S LIFE, returns to PBS in SOMEWHERE SOUTH. The new six-part series… Read More

Athens County Dog Shelter

Athens Co. Dog Shelter Suspends Owner Surrenders

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CHAUNCEY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens County Dog Shelter has suspended owner surrenders as of March 16, the county dog warden said. Detective Ryan Gillette said owners who wish to surrender their dogs should contact the shelter. “We would try to accommodate you, we are just not taking them immediately,” Gillette said The Centers for… Read More

In this March 7, 2020, photo, a swing sits empty on a playground outside Achievement First charter school in Providence, R.I.

Athens Parks and Rec Department Closes Playgrounds, Park Shelters, and Public Restrooms

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The city of Athens says playgrounds, public restrooms, park shelters and picnic tables at city parks are closed until further notice. The Arts, Parks, and Recreation Department made this decision after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s press conference on Sunday. DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton issued a “stay… Read More

Coronavirus

Anxiety In Appalachian Coal Country: First The Mines Closed, Then Came Coronavirus

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As the economic fallout from the coronavirus continues to reshape our lives, small-town business owners are worried about the future. Whitesburg, Kentucky —  a town already struggling from the decline in the coal industry — is grappling with a new and serious challenge as the effort to contain the disease brings deep economic pain. The… Read More

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Order Coming to Limit Prescriptions of Drugs Touted as COVID-19 Treatments

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Gov. Mike DeWine says the state is limiting prescriptions of two drugs used for malaria and rheumatoid arthritis, after interest in those drugs spiked when President Trump tweeted out that they could be used to treatment COVID-19. DeWine noted the Ohio Pharmacy Board met in a Sunday phone session to discuss an increased demand for… Read More